If any town, city or village clerk fails or neglects to transmit to the county treasurer
the statement required by s. 69.60 for 10 days after the time required by law to transmit or make the same, the county
treasurer shall in either case send a messenger to such clerk who has so failed or
neglected to procure the same, and such messenger shall be entitled to receive $3
per day and 10 cents per mile for each mile necessarily traveled in the discharge
of duty, to be paid out of the county treasury on the order of the chairperson of
the county board and county treasurer. The amount so paid shall be charged to the proper town, city or village and added
to and collected with the next county tax apportioned thereto. The county treasurer shall, immediately after having sent any such messenger, notify
the treasurer of the proper town, city or village of the amount of expense so incurred,
and the treasurer shall deduct that amount from the compensation of the delinquent
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